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Coronavirus patients have been in Ghana for about a week – Information Minister

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed that the two persons who tested positive for coronavirus in Ghana have been in the country for about week.

“One is a Ghanaian and the other is a foreigner. The Ghanaian is based abroad and came to visit. The foreigner has the permit to reside in the jurisdiction. We are informed that they have been in town for about a week.”

Yesterday, March 12, 2020, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, at an emergency press briefing confirmed that Ghana has recorded two cases of the novel virus.

The two cases according to the Health Minister, tested positive after laboratory tests from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.

According to the Health Minister, the cases were reported as ‘imported cases’ as both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey.

“Both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So these are imported cases of COVID-19.”

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show also disclosed that the other patient from Turkey is a Ghanaian.

 

Source: Citinewsroom

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